The Giants have designated infielder Brandon Hicks for assignment, the club announced (via Twitter). His roster spot will go to Marco Scutaro, who will be activated off the DL for his first action of the year.
Hicks joined the club as a minor league free agent in the offseason. The 28-year-old journeyman, who has played for four organizations in the last four years, saw far and away his most extensive playing time at the big league level with the Giants this year. With Scutaro out, Hicks started 59 games for San Francisco at second base. Now, with Scutaro returning, he will either take up an assignment in the Giants’ minor league system or find another new home.
Hicks has already made 242 trips to the plate this year after having just 98 plate appearances to his name entering the season. Though his .162/.280/.319 triple-slash was obviously not getting the job done, Hicks did manage to swat eight home runs.